The force modernization proponent is the HQDA principal official or the commander, commandant, director, or chief of a center, school, institution, or agency with primary duties and responsibilities relative to DOTMLPF–P requirements for a particular function. When a Center of Excellence (CoE) commander is designated the force modernization proponent for a particular function (for example, sustainment, fires, maneuver, and maneuver support) that designation may encompass duties and responsibilities for multiple functional areas and branches. AR 5-22
AR 5-22 Responsibilities:
(1) Execute force management responsibilities (concepts development, capabilities determination, and capabilities integration) relative to DOTMLPF–P for their particular function or branch.
(2) Ensure DOTMLPF–P actions are coordinated with ACOMs, ASCCs, DRUs, FOAs, the HQDA staff, and others, as required.
(3) Ensure coordination of DOTMLPF–P proposals with Director, ARCIC prior to submission to HQDA.
(4) Participate in the Army Lessons Learned Program.